Medicaid and life insurance. These aren’t like peas and carrots. More like oil and water! You may have heard different information about Medicaid eligibility and life insurance. In this article, we dispel the inaccuracies and tell you what you need to know about how Medicaid works with life insurance. More specifically, how Medicaid eligibility for nursing home affects life insurance you own. The quick answer: it really depends. Read on to learn how Medicaid and life insurance interact with one another. We will also answer how Medicaid, nursing homes, and life insurance all play a part. Finally, we give you options for your life insurance policy if faced with a Medicaid spend down situation.
But first, we discuss Medicaid basics and eligibility. This is important so you can see how life insurance ownership affects your Medicaid eligibility.